Internalization

New Frontiers in Learning Scripture

Authors

  • Katie Hoogerheide Frost

Keywords:

Scripture memory, Scripture engagement, brain science, learning theory, internalization

Abstract

Scripture memory continues to be recognized in western society as a valued practice for children and adults alike. Internalization of Scripture takes this practice a step further by connecting learners with content in such a way that they understand not just the words but also the underlying concepts, including both the semantic and pragmatic functions of the original material. Drawing on learning theory, brain science, principles of memorization, and the world of oral Bible translation, this article proposes four components essential to effective internalization: the four Es of encountering the passage, experiencing the details, engaging the whole, and establishing consistency in the retelling. The combination of these elements provides a simple but powerful framework that can easily be adapted for learning and sharing God’s Word in any context.

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Published

2024-02-28